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Meta intentionally targets young and vulnerable users, even those under the age of 13, with psychologically manipulative design features. Despite knowing the harms associated with these features, the company has marketed its platforms to children and preteens. It has even considered creating an "Instagram Kids" platform, despite backlash, while continuing to downplay its awareness of underage users on its existing platforms. Young users, including those under 13, continue to use Instagram despite nominal age restrictions.